16 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

16 days in Bogota & Cartagena Itinerary

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Bogota

— 7 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Do your shopping at Barrio La Candelaria and Cafe & Guitarra. Let the collections at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Galeria AMEB capture your imagination. Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Centro Comercial Cento Chia (in Chia) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Parque 93, explore the galleries of Galeria La Cometa, hunt for treasures at Pasaje Rivas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Multiplaza Bogota.

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Curitiba, Brazil to Bogota is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Curitiba to Bogota is minus 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bogota are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Cartagena

— 7 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Museum-lovers will get to explore NH Galeria and Arte Getsemani. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and Torre del Reloj will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, buy something for everyone on your list at Multicentro La Plazuela, and take in the exciting artwork at San Lazaro Distrito de Artes.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in July, expect Cartagena to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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